We believe university life is far more than just your studies, and that’s why we offer you more than a degree by providing a range of events and activities to help enrich your university experience and develop various transferable skills.
Whether you want to learn a new language, build networks, travel or want to develop new skills and life experiences, our Go Global programme offers the chance to broaden your horizons, enhance your CV, and gain a truly international experience, at the same time as studying for your degree.
Travel to exciting destinations including
- New York
- Malaysia and Singapore
We ensure that your experience here is cultural, as well as academic. A host of opportunities are opened up for you, providing you with that all important experience to enhance your employability.
Placements for all
We value real-world experience to prepare you for life beyond university and we’ve forged connections with thousands of companies locally, nationally and internationally. Through our placements, you can gain all-important practical experience whilst you complete your course.
We offer a range of work experience opportunities as part of our placements for all initiative. Our placements range from internships of 100 hours, 12 week placements as part of some of our courses, through to a fee-free year of up to 30 weeks in industry, providing you with the practical preparation for the world of work.
Take part in our sports participation programme where you can be involved in a variety of sports across our campuses in a fun and social environment. From aerobics, American football, badminton and basketball, these Get Active events provide a great way to make the most of your university experience and our fantastic sporting facilities.
Master-classes and industry visits
We offer a wide range of industry visits and high-profile master-classes with industry insiders; giving you the valuable networks and business connections.Previous masterclasses have included Gemma Hunt, CBBC Presenter (and fellow Bedfordshire Alumni); Alastair Thrush, Lead Academy Physiotherapist at Arsenal Football Club; and Maurizio Grande, Brand Communications Manager at Lamborghini. At our Milton Keynes Campus, our students have been able to make the most of masterclasses with Home Retail Group who discussed Cyber Security.
Clubs and societies
Meet like-minded people and pursue a hobby/interest alongside your studies, or just try something new. Joining a club or society is a great way to have fun, whilst acting as another good addition to your CV. We have a diverse range of cultural, political, recreational, religious, and sports clubs and societies which you can join. If you can’t find a club or society that interests you once you join us, then speak to our Students’ Union, Beds SU, and they can help you set up your own; whatever your interest.
Making the most of your student experience
What you do in addition to your studies can make all the difference when applying for jobs after you graduate. Employers are looking for graduates who can demonstrate that they have the skills to make a real difference in the workplace, and so getting involved in university life and all it has to offer showcases your drive and determination to develop new skills, in addition to your academic achievements.
Here at Bedfordshire you not only leave with a great degree, you graduate with more. More support, inspiration, friends, networks and more understanding of the fast moving world of work you will be prepared to seamlessly join.